Wow! It seems that even before Halloween hits, decorations for Hanukkah and Christmas are already out in stores! The downtown in cities start putting up their holiday flags on the light poles. As soon.as the Halloween yard “blow ups” (as my granddaughter calls them) come down, lights, wreaths and other decorations are going up. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Christmas season, but I want to enjoy and celebrate Thanksgiving before the tree goes up!!
There is so much to be thankful for. I hate that this holiday isn’t given more attention. As I am writing this, yesterday was election day. I am so thankful that I live in a country where I have the freedom and right to vote! I am thankful for my four beautiful grandchildren who are happy and healthy and that the rest of my family is as well. I am thankful that on Thanksgiving day, Mike and I will be celebrating 38 years of marriage! I am thankful to still have my parents and in-laws to talk to and visit. I have a roof over my head, food in my cabinets and clothes to wear! Some people aren’t so blessed.
I am also thankful for this industry and all the friends I have made over the years across this great country! I can’t think of another industry that I would rather be a part of! I can honestly say that I love what I do and feel very fortunate that I never feel like I “have to” go to work!
There is a longer list of thigs that I am thankful for, but I won’t bore you with them. I will however, ask that you take time to enjoy THANKSgiving and really think about what you’re thankful for. It’s one day out of the year that we should pause and be truly thankful for what we have.